Monitoring and sustainability

Key resource: Frontiers Issue 7: Norms, Knowledge and Usage

The partial or total non-use of toilets, with some or all in a household defecating in the open, is a growing concern. Although all households may have a toilet, communities cannot remain open defecation free unless they are always used by everyone. This is not just an issue of maintenance and accessibility but also of social norms, mind-sets, and cultural preferences. The problem is widespread but most evident in India. This issue of Frontiers of CLTS asks how serious the problem is, why it occurs, what can be done about it, and what more needs to be known.

Date: 8 January 2016

Key resource: Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa: Where do We Stand? Analysis from the AfricaSan Conference, Kigali, Rwanda

Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa: Where do We Stand? (IWA Publishing 2013, eds Piers Cross and Yolande Coombes) takes stock of progress made by African countries through the AfricaSan process since 2008 and the progress needed to meet the MDG on sanitation by 2015 and beyond. This book addresses priorities which have been identified by African countries as the key elements which need to be addressed in order to accelerate progress.

Date: 21 October 2013

Key resource: Lukenya Notes: Taking CLTS to Scale with Quality

The Lukenya Notes are a collection of experiences and key recommendations from the IDS meeting of CLTS practitioners held in Lukenya, Nairobi in July 2011, immediately after the AfricaSan3 meeting. The aim of the workshop was to focus on the key challenges we all face in taking CLTS to scale. Insights, case studies and options are clustered by themes which emerged from workshop brainstorming.

Date: 19 September 2011

हिंदी 7: नॉर्मस, नॉलेज एण्ड यूसेज (मानदंड, जानकारी और उपयोग)

शौचालयों का आंशिक या संपूर्ण अनुपयोग जहाँ परिवार के कुछ या सभी सदस्य खुले में शौच कर रहे हों एक बढ़ती हुई चिंता का विषय है। हालांकि सभी परिवारों के पास शायद शौचालय हों लेकिन समुदाय संपूर्ण रूप से तब तक खुले में शौच से मुक्त नहीं हो सकते हैं जब तक सभी शौचालयों का उपयोग करना आरंभ ना करें। यह केवल रखरखाव या पहुँच का मुद्दा नहीं है बल्कि यह सामाजिक मानदंड, मानसिकताओं और सांस्कृतिक वरीयताओं का मुद्दा भी है। यह समस्या बड़े पैमाने पर फैली हुई है लेकिन इसे भारत में सबसे सुस्पष्ट रूप से देखा जा सकता है। फ्रंटीयर्स ऑफ सी.एल.टी.एस के इस प्रकाशन में यह पूछा गया है कि यह समस्या कितनी गंभीर है, यह क्यों उत

Date: 1 April 2016

Bangladesh’s sanitation achievements and the second generation challenges

Toilets and related sanitation systems can prevent the spread of diarrhoeal diseases and faecally-transmitted infections threatening young children’s lives. Bangladesh increased sanitation coverage remarkably rapidly due to several factors, including a vigorous national campaign from 2003 to 2006. Now in its ‘second generation’ of sanitation development, Bangladesh faces new challenges.

Date: 23 February 2016
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